I Am Not A Perfect Man Painting by O O

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Primitive industrial frame

Art Description

Painting: Spray Paint, Metal on Aluminium, Wood.

Early mixed media stenciled spot white and gold spray paint over aluminum with UV cured flatbed print of digital collage that took 2.5 months to construct.

This is a listing for this exact piece, as pictured above. It is somewhat distressed (like me) from its time on the streets of SOHO NYC.

Inspired by Obama's humble words, "I am not a perfect man, I will not be a perfect president." The vortex is built around a picture taken of him as he announced he was running for president. The bottom and left side spans the arc of the civil rights movement. "I am not a perfect man" reminded me of the "I am a man" signs carried by sanitation workers in their 1968 Memphis strike. Their signs can be seen throughout the piece.

Obama's face is made up of people attending Obama rallies, Martin Luther King speeches, the campaign, and inauguration.

The right side is packed with hundreds of protest images from across the political spectrum. and is intended to reflect Barack's expressed interest in being surrounded by people of opposing political views.

This portrait is a digital collage. Comprised of images celebrating the genius of a system designed for change, the greatness of the American right to protest, to hope for and to vote for change.



I Am Not A Perfect Man


United States


Size: 48 W x 72.5 H x 2.7 in

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